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Ron Boyer

Ron Boyer 7/7/2010

1990 Honda Accord LX 4 Cyl 2.2L

Engine

Check engine light is on. 2 different new distributors installed. Auto will not start with new dist. See details.

Both the new distributors look different from existing one. Old one has 3 tabs that extend down from dist. cap (black plastic) into the body of the dist. New ones are straight across with cap. I install the new dist. in approx. same position as old one. Auto will not start. Reinstall old distr. and car starts right up.

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Joe Boulay

Joe Boulay 10/1/2012

Hello there
Why are you replacing the distributor if it starts up with the old one? Sounds like you have the wrong replacement part or I am missing a piece of the story here. Is it an aftermarket re manufactured distributor? Or is it OEM Honda part?
Joe
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Ron Boyer 10/4/2012

My check engine lite is always on. I took the car to a foreign car shop and they connected the computer up and said the error showed I needed a new distributor. That is why I tried replacing the distributor. The check engine lite has now been on for approx. 2 years. The only indication of a problem that I still have, other than the lite, is the starter grinds over about twice as long as it used to before the car starts. It has never not started since the lite has been on.

olds40316mm

olds40316mm 10/2/2012

If it's not broke don't fit it

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olds40316mm

Ron Boyer 10/4/2012

My check engine lite is always on. I took the car to a foreign car shop and they connected the computer up and said the error showed I needed a new distributor. That is why I tried replacing the distributor. The check engine lite has now been on for approx. 2 years. The only indication of a problem that I still have, other than the lite, is the starter grinds over about twice as long as it used to before the car starts. It has never not started since the lite has been on.

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